We’ve discussed how important getting your physicians credentialed can be. Not only does it allow physicians to be “in-network,” but it can also make sure that a physician is qualified to treat patients. However, the medical credentialing process can be complicated, and there are many mistakes that health care providers can make throughout it.
Relying on a limited staff
Medical credentialing can be a long, drawn-out process that requires patience and extreme attention to detail. Your staff, no matter how talented they are, may be out of their depths when it comes to medical credentialing, especially since they have other obligations to attend to.
Accepting incomplete forms
In order to be credentialed, your physicians will need to fill out an application. These applications require a lot of information, so it can be tempting for some to ignore certain parts. However, when it comes to credentialing, no stone can be left unturned. Incomplete applications should never be accepted and they must be filled out in their entirety.
Not updating or verifying information
Medical credentialing isn’t a one and done situation. A physician must be credentialed regularly according to the laws of the state in which they practice. As such, you will need to update a physician’s information so that you are aware of all of their board certifications and licenses. Without doing so, a physician could start performing procedures they’re not technically allowed to perform.